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NOTICE: The ABCA Public Meeting scheduled for tonight, 9/21, has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read More »


As previously mentioned on August 25, 2009, the City has now posted the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for public review and comment. The comment period starts today, September 3, 2009 and will conclude on October 2, 2009. You can access and read the full ABCA document via the Blue Island Brownfields Intiative site. Read More »

District 130 awarded 2008 Safe Routes to School Grant

School District District 130 was awarded a 2008 Safe Routes to School grant of $52,350 to improve the safety for students who walk and bike to school in Blue Island. The award includes $ 3,550 to improve a crosswalk on 123rd St & $48,800 to install crosswalks & school zone markings in several locations. The Illinois Safe Routes To School ... Read More »

Get Involved & Earn $50 for Urban Evacuation Study

[Para el Español chasque aquí] Sponsored by The National Science FoundationThe Center for Neighborhood Technology, University of Southern California and Virginia Tech University are studying how people travel during emergencies.  They are looking for volunteers who are willing to talk about possible travel plans and routes in the unlikely event that a general evacuation ever becomes necessary. The study will take ... Read More »

RFP – Calumet-Sag Trail Corridor Development Plan

Update on the Master Plan and Wayfinding signage for the Calumet-Sag Trail! The City of Blue Island (as the lead agency) received 23 proposals.  Copies of the proposals have been distributed to each of the communities/organizations along the trail for review.  By the end of May, the committee will meet to discuss the proposals.  By mid-June, a maximum of five (5) ... Read More »